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Executive Director, Regulatory Programs Transformation

Regular, full-time​

Does this sound like you?

Are you a leader who has worked across health sectors and executed strategy that transforms functions with future state programming and technology solutions? If you have 10 plus years' experience at a senior level and a master's in business or health administration, consider this exciting opportunity to work at BCCNM where we are at the forefront of regulatory modernization. 

The BC College of Nurses & Midwives is looking to fill the newly created role of Executive Director, Regulatory Programs Transformation. This position will work closely with leaders across the regulatory programs of the College to ensure an integrated approach to achieving the future vision of the organization.

Who we are

BCCNM is the college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical, and meets the standards that society views as acceptable. BCCNM is also committed to making our health system more culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples of First Nations, Inuit, or Metis ancestry.

As western Canada’s largest health profession regulator, we believe a diverse and inclusive team enriches our efforts to protect the public. We welcome applications from all who reflect of the communities we serve, and especially encourage Indigenous Peoples and members of equity-seeking groups to apply. We believe diverse perspectives and experiences bring both innovation and better outcomes to the work we do and the decisions we make.

Each of us strives to meet our commitmen​t to the following values to maintain a workplace that is welcoming, respectful, and supports the well-being of every BCCNM employee:

  • Trust is essential
  • Better together
  • Speak the truth
  • Protect the public
  • Stay curious ​​

What we offer you

Our office is located at 200 Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver. To support a healthy work-life balance, we operate using a hybrid model. Employees enjoy a collaborative environment that offers flexibility to work both on-site and remotely each week. 

As a valued member of our team, you can expect to be treated respectfully and professionally. While the workload is often busy, we are committed to supporting our staff to achieve work life balance. We value our staff and will give you opportunities to thrive. 

Aside from the opportunity to be part of a passionate team contributing to our important mandate of protecting the public, BCCNM offers an attractive compensation and benefits package for regular employees that includes generous annual vacation, 100% company-paid group health and dental benefits, participation in the Municipal Pension Plan, along with many other programs designed to promote employee health and well-being.

What you'll be doing

The Executive Director, Regulatory Programs Transformation (ED, RPT), works closely with the Chief Officer, Regulatory Policy & Programs (RPP), and plays a critical role in executing strategy and creating integrated and efficient approaches for RPP. Working in partnership with RPP Executive Directors, the Executive Director, Systems Transformation, and the Executive Director, Strategy, Governance & Culture, the ED, RPT works across all RPP program areas to design, develop and progress programs, policies, and processes to advance optimal functioning of RPP programs; monitors and evaluates the outcomes and impact of initiatives. 

The ED, RPT executes strategic cross-program, policy and project initiatives that align with the strategic directions of the College. The ED, RPT, ensures cross-program regulatory priorities and risks are clear and focusses on optimizing an integrated regulatory service delivery model. 

 The ED, RPT applies legislation, regulation, bylaws, regulatory philosophy, compliance, public safety, and risk concepts when making program and project plans and decisions.


  • Contributes to the longer-term strategy of BCCNM through their program expertise.
  • Aligns employees with the strategic directions and organizational purpose.
  • Represents the college on committees and working groups related to RPP program, policy, and project initiatives in alignment with the College’s strategic priorities.
  • Sets standards for performance and integrity with staff within the program area.
  • Adapts operational goals and objectives and directs change as required.
  • Provides direction and guidance to the program area to deliver outcomes to internal and external customers.
  • Directs and guides program area to achieve goals and objectives.
  • In consultation with the Chief Officer, Regulatory Policy & Programs, and in collaboration with the RPP EDs, leads, co-leads, develops, advances and measures core regulatory functions in alignment with regulatory philosophy and strategic plan; ensures programs, policies and processes are systematized and optimized in alignment to the Regulatory Philosophy and evaluation framework.
  • Ensures program and project activities align with government intentions, legislative and regulatory frameworks, and BCCNM bylaws and policies. Ensures research is integrated into policy and program developments and supports publication of innovations.

Your education & skills

  • Master’s degree in business administration, health administration or information science.
  • 10 or more years’ experience in a complex health system environment of policy, program development and project management with a focus on strategic level execution.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation including but not limited to the Health Professions Act, Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, Criminal Records Review Act.
  • Experience in a leadership role as part of a multi-year business transformation involving significant technological change.
  • Politically astute and culturally sensitive. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills. Proven management skills within a professional environment which has both unionized and non-union (excluded) staff an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the longer-term strategy of BCCNM through their program, policy, systems analysis, and complex project expertise.
  • Project management and lean design expertise and demonstrated achievement of complex policy and information technology initiatives. Demonstrated ability to integrate across program and technology transformations.
  • Proven leadership experience working across health systems and within complex cross-functional initiatives and program environments.
  • Advanced understanding of health sector programs and processes.
  • Advanced program management expertise and proven program review and evaluation experience.
  • Proven process design experience and attainment of related process design education equivalent to Lean Design.
  • Demonstrated leadership and advanced understanding in the use of software for project management, data analysis and report preparation tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural safety and humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and the healthcare system is an asset.

How to apply

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities to take part in the selection process. If we contact you about an interview or testing, please let us know if you require accommodation. We keep all information in relation to accommodation confidential. 

Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to In your cover letter, please tell us what interests you about this role. Please reference the title ED, RPT in the subject line of your email. The closing date for applications is July 3, 2022.

Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates. 

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.